An interview with Paul Virilio: Cyberwar, God And Television. And a cyberculture roundup.
Paul Virilio

Cyberwar, God And Television: Interview with Paul Virilio

from Continental Philosophy by Farhang Erfani

Louise Wilson: First of all, I?d like to say that I approach your work as a visual artist.

What?s Better than an ?Internet Kill Switch?? Regular Security Updates

from Updates by chris

The US government is deliberating about how to approach the ?cyber? security problem. But the solution the government needs to network security isn?t sweeping authority over the Internet ? it?s common-sense security practices they?ve heretofore failed to implement.

Nokia employees stage mass walkout over new Microsoft-centric business strategy

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Up to 1,000 Nokia employees in Finland walked out on the job yesterday, following the news that Nokia’s future would be based on integrating its products with Microsoft services and abandoning most of its own technology. The walkouts either simply downed tools and walked away or took a day’s worth of “flex time.”

Nokia’s radical CEO has a mercenary, checkered past

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Some interesting perspective on Nokia’s radical new CEO Stephen Elop from 2008, when he left his job of one year running Juniper Networks to work at Microsoft. The article paints a damning picture of a mercenary short-timer who costs his employer huge wads of cash in expenses, cash and bonuses, without delivering, and who leaves the day after he vests:

Facebook Pages Get More Interesting

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

Since the introduction of Facebook Pages, more than three million companies have jumped on the bandwagon. If done well, a Facebook Page offer companies a strong complement to their Web sites: Facebook Pages can be used to engage people with a steady flow of content (updates, videos, polls, etc.), while a Web site offers information about the company, its products/services, people and (if they are publicly-traded) finances.

2011-02-11 Two Firms That Plotted Against WikiLeaks Apologize, Anonymous Launches AnonLeaks

Two data intelligence firms that decided to cooperate with HBGary?s plot to sabotage WikiLeaks have severed ties. Berico Technologies severed ties in the afternoon on February 11 and early in the morning on February 11 Palantir Technologies severed all ties and issued an apology.

Dr. Alex Karp, co-founder and CEO of Palantir Technologies, apologized, saying according to the Tech Herald:

On Facebook and Online, Privacy Is Only an Illusion

from MediaShift


As our public selves merge perceptibly with our private selves on social networks, our notions of what constitutes privacy — arguably even the very definition of privacy — is undergoing a radical revision.

Privacy in the Wake of Olympic Security: Wikileaks Sheds Light on How the U.S. Pressured Brazil

from Updates by katitza

Privacy advocates have observed for years that countries hosting the Olympic Games introduce increasingly heightened security and surveillance measures for the event, but rarely cut back on public surveillance after the games are finished. Because these expanded surveillance measures are often made permanent, we noted with interest a report released by the whistle-blower website Wikileaks that detailed how the United States lobbied Brazil about security and information-sharing strategies after the latter was chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

What Happened Tuesday at Mobile World Congress

by Chris Taylor

Folksonomy: A must with information overload

from New Media Narratives by Paul Thekkanath
It appears that in the modern world of information overload, where selection of valuable data becomes a necessity, folksonomy seems to be the tool for screening. The idea of tags allocated by individuals, shared in a common social medium, in other words economising the links with appropriate titles, seems to benefit everyone engaged in the process.

Alan Dershowitz joins Assange legal team: WikiLeaks is ’21st Century Pentagon Papers’

from Wiki Leaks by Charles Homans

A three week old reaction to Secretary Clinton?s internet freedom 2011 speech

from …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan

A colleague who works in the State Department contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to offer any suggestions for what Secretary Clinton might cover in her second address on internet freedom, the address she gave this afternoon at George Washington University. I sent him a long note in the form of a proposed speech, on January 24th, the day before protesters took to the streets in Cairo, ten days days after Ben Ali fled Tunisia.

Secretary Clinton Unveils New Funding for Activism Technology, Rhetorical Refresh in Internet Freedom Speech

from Updates by richardEarlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a speech about Internet freedom titled, “Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices and Challenges In A Networked World.” In her remarks, Clinton built on prior statements about the U.S. Government’s commitment to a free and open Internet, responding in part to the uprisings in the Middle East and Cablegate ? major, ongoing international developments adding to the swell of debate about the parameters of Internet freedom.

The Battle Between Twitter and the Ecosystem

from Sysomos Blog by Mark Evans

What would happen if you built a really expensive house only to see a never-ending number of guests have more fun in it than you? After a while, you would probably kick most, if not all, of them out so you could enjoy the house and its amenities yourself.

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